Author Archives for Dr. Gregory Corsan

Women Ages 38-43 Have 3x Higher Pregnancy Rate With IVF Vs IUI

January 4, 2012 12:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The ideal and most effective means to treat unexplained infertility in older women is uncertain. Most fertility specialists proceed in a step‐wise fashion from simpler to more complex (an expensive) treatments to see what works for the patient. Insurance companies often require this step‐wise approach since it limits expenses. The step‐wise approach can sometimes be... Continue Reading

Multivitamins Around Time of Conception May Yield Better Pregnancy Outcome

July 2, 2011 9:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A recent study from Denmark suggests that taking multivitamins around the time of conception may decrease the risk of preterm birth (PTB) or small‐for-gestational age (SGA) babies. Multivitamins are manufactured supplements that may contain a wide range of vitamins (including folate) and minerals. A prenatal vitamin is a specially formulated multivitamin designed to meets the... Continue Reading

In Vitro Fertilization

Thyroid Testing May Not Benefit Unborn Children Of Hypothyroid Mothers

April 9, 2011 10:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When pregnant women experience an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), many of their bodily functions slow down and there can be problems with the baby’s development. In the first trimester the fetus is entirely dependent on maternal thyroid hormones that cross the placenta. Subclinical hypothyroidism is diagnosed in 2‐3% of pregnant women who are without symptoms... Continue Reading

Can Taking Painkillers in Pregnancy Make Your Son Infertile?

January 3, 2011 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A recent study published in Human Reproduction, Europe’s premier reproductive medicine journal, suggests that taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, or ibuprofen (Advil) may raise the risk of undescended testicles in male babies, a condition linked to infertility and testis cancer in later life. Experts have been concerned for some time that chemicals that mothers may be... Continue Reading

Does Paternal Age Affect IVF Results?

October 7, 2010 12:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Several factors including changing patterns of marriage and divorce may be contributing to this observation. It is well known that advancing maternal age negatively affects fertility and increases the risk of adverse outcomes and complications in pregnancy. Women’s fertility is known to peak between the ages of 22 to 26, substantially decreases after 35 and... Continue Reading

Does Acupuncture Improve Pregnancy Rates in IVF?

July 8, 2010 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A clinical study published in 2010 in Fertility and Sterility (Randomized controlled trial: effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization) by a respected group of investigators at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, casts doubt on the benefit of performing acupuncture in IVF patients. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese... Continue Reading